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1 dead, 3 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Phoenix

Phoenix and Tolleson fire personnel responded to a serious multi-vehicle crash in the area of 63rd Avenue and Van Buren Street.
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PHOENIX — One person was killed and three others were injured in a serious crash at 63rd Avenue and Van Buren Street in Phoenix on Saturday night.  

Investigators said a Ford Mustang was going west on Van Buren Street when it lost control and crossed over into oncoming traffic. It hit a Chevy Cruze that was going east on Van Buren Street. 

Police said the speed of the Mustang most likely contributed to it losing control. There were no apparent indicators the driver was impaired.

A passenger in the Mustang died at the scene. He was identified as 18-year-old Jorge Alvarez. 

Two other people in the Mustang were hospitalized. 

The driver of the Chevy Cruze was also hospitalized.

The investigation is ongoing. Phoenix police said it was too early in the investigation to determine if the crash was related to street racing.  

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